Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal
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The Others freed the cassandra sangue to protect the blood prophets from exploitation, not realizing their actions would have dire consequences. Now the fragile seers are in greater danger than ever before—both from their own weaknesses and from those who seek to control their divinations for wicked purposes. In desperate need of answers, Simon Wolfgard, a shape-shifter leader among the Others, has no choice but to enlist blood prophet Meg Corbyn’s help, regardless of the risks she faces by aiding him.
Meg is still deep in the throes of her addiction to the euphoria she feels when she cuts and speaks prophecy. She knows each slice of her blade tempts death. But Others and humans alike need answers, and her visions may be Simon’s only hope of ending the conflict.
For the shadows of war are deepening across the Atlantik, and the prejudice of a fanatic faction is threatening to bring the battle right to Meg and Simon’s doorstep…
RATING: 4/5 stars
What to do when you are in need of a fun, action-packed, suspenseful and sex-free fantasy read with awesome characters after some disappointing adult contemporary romances? Read The Other series by Anne Bishop of course!
"We will fight for what is ours. In the end, your young will have enough to eat because there will be fewer humans wanting a share. And our young will grow strong on all the meat harvested from the fight."
DANGER ALERT! Meg Corbyn and a couple of other "Wolf lovers" are the only things keeping the human race from the sharp claws of The Others right now. Whatever you do, DO NOT, I repeat- do not provoke or mess with The Others if you want to live to see the light of the following day.
What I loved about this book:
~ The playful side of the otherwise serious and grumpy wolf leader-Simon. He even blushed for G's sake. O.O
~ Simon & Meg getting closer and closer.
~ The mystery behind the cassandra sangue race a.k.a the blood prophets.
~ The once fragile and insecure Meg becoming stronger and confident and adopting more and more behavior of the wolf clan, like growling and "arrooing", LOL.
~ The bad guys getting what they deserved.
This book is around 400 pages long. It consists of multiple povs from different characters and the story-telling is very detailed, which honestly did become a bit exhausting for me from time to time, but the world-building and the characters were so good and compelling that it was mostly a positive thing. After the last page I felt as if I had watched a 24 episodes long season of some urban fantasy/pnr TV show in 2 days, but it was totally worth it.
"He wasn't human. Would never be human. And Meg didn't expect him to be. But feeling her hand in his, Simon thought maybe he could learn to be human enough."
Arrrooo, bring on the next one!
Purple, The Wolf Lover